Call for proposals: Workshops
on Language Documentation, Maintenance, and Revitalization
Deadline for receipt of proposals: July 15, 2013
Selection of proposals: August 30, 2013
To be held as part of:
2014 Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang/InField)
Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation
(please note this web address is case sensitive)
University of Texas at Arlington
June 16th – June 27th, 2014
We are soliciting proposals for workshops in language
documentation, language maintenance, and language revitalization to be held as part of the fourth CoLang/InField, Institute on Collaborative Language Research. The CoLang/InField
training institutes take place in summers alternating with the Linguistic
Society of America's Institute. The participant audience at CoLang
2014 will include Indigenous community members, practicing linguists, graduate
and undergraduate students in linguistics and anthropology, archivists, and language activists with an interest
in documenting, maintaining, or
revitalizing their languages.
workshops have been hosted by the University of Kansas, the University of
Oregon and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Past participants have
gone on to great success in developing documentation and revitalization
projects, generating funding, and presenting results at major international
venues like the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, the Society for
the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas, and the International Conference on Language Documentation
The 2014 Institute will take place at The University of
Texas at Arlington from June 16 to June 27, 2014. CoLang 2014 will offer courses
that address technological training, interdisciplinary collaborations with the
sciences, developing collaborative community language projects, and pedagogical/teaching
applications. Several foundation
courses in linguistics are also offered.
The current list of planned courses is online at http://www.uta.edu/faculty/cmfitz/swnal/projects/CoLang/CoLang2014-courselistv1.htm.
These courses are already assigned instructors.
In keeping with CoLang as a training venue that
promotes exposure to cutting-edge techniques and innovative approaches in
language documentation and revitalization, proposals for new workshop topics
are being solicited. Workshops
should not duplicate currently planned courses. At CoLang 2014, there will be two
instruction formats for workshop offerings : 4-day courses (6 hours total) and
2-hour workshops (2 hours total).
We estimate accepting approximately five new workshops of each type (ten
accepted workshops from this solicitation, five in 4-day format, five in 2-hour
The proposal should be a maximum of 2 pages in length, and
topic, rationale for including it as part of CoLang,
proposed length (2-hour or 4-day), a brief description of workshop content (general lesson plan ,
target audience, and level, e.g., beginning, intermediate, advanced), how it
would be taught (balance of theory, examples, hands-on exercises), and what experience qualifies you to teach it. We encourage students and language activists to apply. For an example of workshop titles and
descriptions from a previous institute, go to http://linguistics.uoregon.edu/infield2010/workshops/index.php
Travel and room and board will be covered for instructors, and a modest honorarium provided.
Questions should be directed to Colleen Fitzgerald, Director
of the 2014 Institute on Collaborative Research at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed proposals should be submitted
as a PDF to email@example.com.
CoLang/InField is partially funded by the National